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Comedians Zoe Lyons, Tom Binns and Lloyd Griffith will headline The Big Weekend in the National Forest shows next year. The popular acts will be coming to North West Leicestershire between 5 and 9 February as part of a satellite event of the hugely successful Leicester Comedy Festival. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has worked with the festival organiser to bring events into the National Forest area during the first weekend of the festival, resulting in a feast of comedy entertainment for all ages. Venues such as Conkers, Coalville’s Century Theatre and the Lyric Rooms in Ashby are also on board along with other smaller venues such as Coalville’s Elite Gaming Lounge and local libraries to ensure a real variety of performances.

In the summer of 2019, Charles Booth Centre took the decision to start at monthly coffee morning to raise money for local and national charities. These coffee mornings have covered a wide range of charities, culminating in the raising of £140 on 13 December for Triangle, a Leicester homeless charity run from Holy Trinity Church in the city. A spokesperson for the centre said ‘Over the 6 months that the centre has been doing these charity coffee mornings, a total of £730.87 has been raised for a wide range of charities, in addition to which several lorry loads of goodies from sleeping bags down to toothpaste have been given to the centre to pass on to the Triangle charity. We are very grateful for the response to these events, and intend to continue them in 2020 starting on 13 January when we will be raising money for Thringstone Primary School’s PTA, then on Valentine’s day, the funds will be given to Thringstone Methodist Chapel. If there are any local charities that would like us to include them in our fund raising coffee mornings, they should contact the office, Monday-Friday between 9am and 12 noon on 01530 222337 or email and put their names forward’

Highlights include: Tom Binns, creator and star of BBC One’s Hospital People and a favourite on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, will be at the Lyric Rooms, Ashby on Wednesday 5 February. Zoe Lyons, who has appeared on countless TV shows including BBC’s Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week, will also appear at the Lyric Rooms the following day, Thursday 6 February. A Night with Lee Lard – a Peter Kay tribute act – will be at Conkers on Friday 7 February Funny Folk Tales and Silly Stories for children from Tom the Tale Teller at Coalville Library on Saturday 8 February Former Sky Sports presenter Lloyd Griffith and outstanding Irish funnyman Michael Legge head the billing at The Century Theatre Coalville on Saturday 8 February An interactive comedy quiz for all the family at the Elite Gaming Lounge, Coalville, on Sunday 9 February. There’s lots more happening for children too with the National Forest’s Funniest Kids and a Kids Comedy club both taking place on Saturday 8 February at The Century Theatre and Conkers respectively. For more information about all the events and shows, and to book tickets, visit www.

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Hoping to be more healthy? Looking for ways to improve your families health in 2020? Ashby Library is hosting a ‘Healthy Heroes’ event on Saturday 18th Januaury at 10:00-11:30am which will help you kickstart the year in a healthy way! You’ll have the chance to make fruit kebabs, have a go at parachute games, enjoy our Dough Disco, try out the Brain Gym and take part in a treasure hunt. There will also be a healthy hamper up for grabs full of lots of healthy treats. Call the library on: 0116 3055917 or email: ashbydelazouchlibrary@leics.

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Article by George Strang Ashby Bridge Club is running a series of lessons for complete beginners in bridge starting on Wednesday 22 January at 10.00am in Hood Park leisure Centre in Ashby. Before that there will be a free taster session at the same place on 15 January starting at 10 a.m. You can drop in at any time up to 12 noon. Full details are on the club website www.bridgewebs. com/ashby/. Playing bridge is one of the best ways of staying mentally active by learning a new skill and socialising with other people.

Charles Booth Centre Santa Fun Run Article by Nita Pearson

The fun run was held on the 8th December and was the 2nd Santa Fun Run that Charles Booth Centre has run. Thank you to everyone who took part in this great event.

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Article by Graham Burton Welcome to 2020 any X retired employees who would like to join the association. On the 14th January members meet at R-R Leisure Moor Lane at 1:00pm. The 15th January a coach trip to Trentham Shopping Village & lunch at Marsh Farm. 4th February the walk & talk group venue is to be arranged. On the 11th members meet at R-R Leisure Moor Lane Derby at 1:00pm. The 19th there is a trip to the world of wedgwood.The coach will be leaving R-R Leisure at 9:30am.

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As we begin a new year and a new decade, Whitwick and District U3A sends good wishes to all retired and semi-retired people in our locality. U3A members and visitors are invited to attend the first monthly General Meeting of 2020 on Friday 17th January. Details of all the varied Interest Groups, where we learn from each other and from direct experience, will be available at the General Meeting. Our guest speaker will be local poet Delia Bennett who will be reading some of the poems she has written over several years. Delia calls her presentation “Reflections in Rhyme” as her poems are both amusing and somewhat poignant. Her wish is to evoke a little nostalgia whilst entertaining us. To hear Delia’s poems and discover more about Whitwick and District U3A, come along to St. David’s Church Hall, Broom Leys, Coalville LE67 4 RL. Please arrive at 1.45 for a 2.00pm start. As the U3A movement is non-religious and non-political, everyone is welcome. Group Leaders and others will be there to pass on information about the benefits of U3A membership and how to make retirement even more enjoyable. Alternatively, comprehensive details about Whitwick and District U3A can be easily found at www.

Newmarket Transformation To Start In The New Year Article by NW Leicestershire District Council

Work on Coalville’s new indoor market has now started. Planning permission for Newmarket, which will be created within a former pub on Marlborough Square in the town, was granted in December. The work will take around three months and will transform the building into a modern space with food stalls and an eating area, as well as traditional market stalls, pop-up traders and space for events. Newmarket is expected to open in spring 2020, with applications now open for new traders to take stalls. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), which owns the current indoor market and is carrying out the transformation work, is looking to attract a range of food and non-food businesses on a range of lease options.

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Article by NW Leicestershire District Council During the work the parking in Marlborough Square will be removed to allow space for the work compound and a temporary taxi rank. The 24 free parking spaces within the square have already been moved to nearby James Street and Margaret Street car parks. Traffic on the south side of the square will be restricted to taxis while the work is ongoing. Bus stops on the north side of the square will operate as normal. Councillor Andrew Woodman, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “We’re very excited to see work starting to create Newmarket and bring Coalville’s market into the heart of the town. This is part of our regeneration work for Coalville – moving the market and creating a modern, vibrant space that will be exciting for shoppers and traders alike. We appreciate that there will be some disruption while the work is ongoing and we thank people for their patience during this time.” Anyone who would like to apply for a stall at Newmarket can contact or call 01530 454598 for more information. The current indoor market will stay open until the new one is ready to receive customers. Its trading days are Tuesday 8am to 2pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am to 4pm.

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The last few weeks of 2019 were very busy for the Robins & Rainbows team in their final efforts to reach their goal of raising £3500 for Together Against Cancer in memory of Kim Pye. The highlight being a very successful and fabulous Fashion Show held at The Royal Oak in Kirby Muxloe. It was so well attended with over 100 lovely ladies coming together to see a fantastic show case of beautiful clothing and accessories presented by DC Boutique, a gorgeous boutique in Kirby Muxloe. We had such a fun night with some of us hitting the catwalk for the first time ever (and quite possibly the last!) We had a mega raffle and mini auction which was made possible by the generous donations received from friends and local/national businesses. The night raised a massive £1302 which took us over our total target of £3500. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and helped make it such a great night! The Fashion Show was very quickly followed by the team completing the Rutland Water 10k Night Run on a cold but clear night with beautiful lighting to guide the way. Normanton Church lit up provided a wonderous sight to keep us going. And lastly, Sunday 1st December saw us all come together for a Santa Walk & Fundraising Finale. The walk took place at the beautiful Market Bosworth Country Park and was hosted by Market Bosworth Rotary Club. There were Santas everywhere on this beautiful sunny morning! What a great start to the festive season and fantastic end to an incredible year of fundraising. ****OUR FINAL TOTAL STANDS AT A WHOPPING £4120!! **** We have been completely overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity and support and would like to say a huge thank you to every single one of you for supporting our events and challenges. This money means so much to Together Against Cancer who do not receive any government or statutory funding and rely on public donations to continue their important work in supporting cancer patients, their carers and the wider community. More information about Together Against Cancer and their Education and Wellness Centre in Thurmaston can be found at www. 2019 was a truly amazing year raising money in memory an amazing and inspirational lady. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year from the Robins & Rainbows.

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Good News For Coalville - Wyatt Secures £15,000 From Bardon Aggregate To Help Deliver Coalville In Bloom. Last year I put forward Coalville in Bloom which would see hanging baskets and more planters installed in the town. At a recent meeting of the Bardon Aggregate community fund members agreed to support the project with a grant of a whopping £15,000 which is a fantastic contribution to help deliver Coalville in Bloom in 2020. Once again we have proven that we can make a real difference. I really want to see my town become a more greener and cleaner place which everyone can enjoy. This is the first step of many to help improve our town. Hopefully with a little help from local businesses we can increase the footfall within our town, which is so desperately needed, and make our town a place people want to visit. I will be looking at further ways and ideas to gain external funding so the project can be continued over many years to come. Other potential projects we will be looking at in the future is a green wall on various buildings in the town so again we can make our town a much more pleasant place to shop and enjoy.

Thinking of moving? Wyatt Urges Council To Purchase Building Up For Sale In Marlborough Square. I have asked the council to consider purchasing several buildings which are up for sale for £1.2 million in the Marlborough square area. Purchasing these units will add to the already planned regeneration of the area. Investing in property such as this will give confidence to other businesses that the council are serious in helping to regenerate our town. Luckily theres a number of tenants already occupying several units so there is already an income stream which the council can use to repay any taxpayers money being used to purchase the properties in question. Marlborough square development must be done as a whole otherwise the regeneration plans on the new market area will not succeed. Hopefully the council will agree with me that purchasing these units make financial sense.

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